This subproject is one of many research subprojects utilizing the resources provided by a Center grant funded by NIH/NCRR. Primary support for the subproject and the subproject's principal investigator may have been provided by other sources, including other NIH sources. The Total Cost listed for the subproject likely represents the estimated amount of Center infrastructure utilized by the subproject, not direct funding provided by the NCRR grant to the subproject or subproject staff. Theoretical studies of biological systems allow for structure-function relationships to be developed at an atomic-level of detail, including contributions associated with high-energy states difficult to study experimentally. Such knowledge can lead to a better understanding of a variety of physiological processes, including those associated with disease states, ultimately leading to the development of treatments for such disease states. The general objectives of the present proposal are 1) to extend the applicability and accuracy of empirical force field based theoretical studies of biological and pharmacological molecules, 2) apply theoretical methods to relate atomic details of the structural and dynamical properties of biomolecules to their biological activity and 3) apply computational methods for the identification and optimization of compounds with the potential to act as inhibitors for proteins of therapeutic interest.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Type
Biotechnology Resource Grants (P41)
Project #
3P41RR006009-20S1
Application #
8364242
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRG1-BCMB-Q (40))
Project Start
2011-09-15
Project End
2013-07-31
Budget Start
2011-09-15
Budget End
2013-07-31
Support Year
20
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$1,094
Indirect Cost
Name
Carnegie-Mellon University
Department
Biostatistics & Other Math Sci
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
052184116
City
Pittsburgh
State
PA
Country
United States
Zip Code
15213
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